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hard head

noun, Metallurgy.
1.
semirefined tin containing iron.
Also, hardhead.
Origin of hard head
1510-1520
1510-20
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  • The name given by American fishermen to the hard-head (which see).

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • A fish of the herring kind, called also hard-head (which see).

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • "Blind-eye, hard-head" was ever his sort, but I love to take my danger open-eyed and standing up—and as little of it as possible.

    The Men of the Moss-Hags S. R. Crockett
  • A fish of the salmon family, found in the lakes of North America; also a name of the hard-head (which see).

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth

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